2016/2017 Dynastar Intense 12 ski review. OnTheSnow tested this ski as part of its women’s Frontside Category and awarded it an Editors’ Choice honor.

Dynastar’s on-trail collection houses three Intense skis, including the expert-level, 72-mm-waisted Intense 12. Technology incorporates Divinycell, gas-filled cells designed for shock absorption, and Powerdrive, an element placed in the forebody of the ski designed to enhance the flex. The World Cup sandwich laminate construction includes poplar and a layer of Titanal. “Like its name, this intense ski is made for advanced rippers in all frontside terrain,” says Johnson. The Intense received its highest tester totals for carving (tied for top in the carving criteria), which surpassed scores for versatility. “It doesn’t like to skid, but it loves to carve, carve and carve some more and can also conquer bumps,” says Muecke.

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